Illegal Possession of Weapons
Assault & Battery
Murder is the intentional unlawful killing of one human being by another. It is distinct from manslaughter, the accidental unlawful killing of one human being from another, and lawful homicides, which are either justifiable or excusable.
Sentences for a conviction on a charge of murder include:
Defenses for Murder may potentially include:
Rape is defined as an act of sexual intercourse between two or more persons which is against the will of one person, and the act was accomplished by means of force, violence, duress, menace, drugs, or fear of immediate and unlawful injury to the alleged victim.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Rape include:
Defenses against a charge of Rape include:
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Molestation, often termed "sex crimes," is when an adult commits any lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body of a child, with the specific intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust or passions or sexual desires of that person and/or the child. The child is never considered a consenting partner.
Consequences for a conviction on a charge of Molestation include:
Defenses of Molestation may potentially include:
Theft is when one person takes personal property of some value belonging to another if the person who took the property had the specific intent to deprive the alleged victim permanently of that property and that person carried the property away by obtaining physical possession and control for some period of time and by some movement of the property. Armed robbery is theft while in possession of a weapon.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Theft include:
Defenses of Theft may potentially include:
Fraud is when a person makes or causes to be made directly, indirectly, or through agency, a false statement with the specific intent that it be relied upon, while knowing this statement was false, especially when the false statement was made with the specific intent to procure either the delivery of personal property, the payment of cash, the making of a loan, credit, the extension of credit, the execution of a contract of guaranty, the discount of an account receivable, or the making, acceptance, discount, sale or endorsement of a bill of exchange or promissory note before the benefit of either that person or another person.
Consequences for a conviction on a charge of Fraud include:
Defenses of Fraud may potentially include:
Embezzlement is when a person abuses a relationship of trust and confidence extant between him and another person for the intent of procuring property or money belonging to the other party.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Embezzlement include:
Defenses of Embezzlement may potentially include:
A person may be charged with illegal possession of weapons if one has actual or constructive possession of a deadly weapon such as a gun, knife, etc, and the person is either not allowed to possess such a deadly weapon as a condition of a prior conviction or the possession is inconsistent with the laws for registration and possession of deadly weapons.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Illegal Possession of Weapons include:
Defenses of Illegal Possession of Weapons may potentially include:
Probation is usually made with very specific conditions relevant to the conviction for which probation was sentenced. A violation of these conditions can lead to revocation of probation and the imposition of a custodial (Jail or Prison) sentence.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Probation Violation include:
Defenses for Probation Violation may potentially include:
Vehicular manslaughter is when a person unintentionally but unlawfully kills another human being while driving a motor vehicle.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Vehicular Manslaughter include:
Defenses for Vehicular Manslaughter may potentially include:
Domestic violence is when a person has willfully inflicted severe bodily injury upon his/her spouse or a co-habiting person.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Domestic Violence include:
Defenses for Domestic Violence may potentially include:
Drunk driving is when a person operates a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, medication, or prescription that impairs the driver's ability.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Driving Under the Influence include:
Defenses for Driving Under the Influence may potentially include:
Although tort law separates these two terms, under criminal law, assault and battery are considered a single offense wherein a person threatens immediate physical violence of which the person is immediately capable and that threat creates a well-founded fear of violence in the other person.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Assault and Battery include:
Defenses for Assault and Battery may potentially include:
Extortion is when a person obtains property from the alleged victim by consent induced through the wrongful use of force or fear-induced with the specific intent to induce the alleged victim to consent to the giving up of their property.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Extortion include:
Defenses of Extortion may potentially include:
Drug offenses constitute a whole series of crimes in which a person had actual or constructive possession of a controlled substance, the person knew of its presence, and the person knew of its nature as a controlled substance, and the substance was in an amount sufficient to be used as a controlled substance, and the person intended to use, sell, or barter the substance for illegal purposes.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Drug Offenses include:
Defenses of Drug Offenses may potentially include:
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The statement above is not legal advice! This statement is not intended to be a correct statement of law in your jurisdiction. This statement is intended to give you a very general understanding of what is involved in this type of crime. Please consult an attorney to find out what law applies in your jurisdiction.
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